Kentucky Derby 135

Mine That Bird overcomes longshot odds to win the 2009 Kentucky Derby.

The horses head to the track for the 135th running of the Kentucky Derby.

Photo: Mike Corrado

"And they're off…"

Photo: Rick Samuels

The Kentucky Derby field passes in front of the grandstand for the first time.

Photo: Mike Corrado

Join in the Dance (red cap) took an early lead.

Photo: Mike Corrado

Mine That Bird and jockey Calvin Borel were in last place heading into the first turn.

Photo: Rick Samuels

The horses head into the first turn.

Photo: Mike Corrado

Mine That Bird and Calvin Borel trailed the entire field around the first turn, settling in along the rail.

Photo: Rick Samuels

The first turn

Photo: Blood-horse

The Kentucky Derby back stretch.

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Mine That Bird and Calvin Borel rode patiently along the rail down the backstretch but remained in last place.

Photo: Rick Samuels

Entering the final turn.

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Coming around the final turn, Join in the Dance remained in the lead.

Photo: Reed Palmer

Enter the final stretch.

Photo: Courtney Bearse

Moving into the top of the stretch Mine That Bird passes more than half the field as Calvin Borel continues his ride along the rail.

Photo: Rick Samuels

Mine That Bird and Calvin Borel squeeze by Join in the Dance along the rail.

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Mine That Bird then passed Pioneerofthe Nile to take the lead.

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Mine That Bird begins to extend his lead down the stretch.

Photo: Rick Samuels

At the wire...

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

the winner is...

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Mine That Bird!

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Mine that Bird and jockey Calvin Borel passing the finish line.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Calvin Borel celebrating another Kentucky Derby win!

Photo: Skip Dickstein

Mine That Bird and Calvin Borel.

Photo: Skip Dickstein

The field trails as Kentucky Derby winner Mine That Bird passes the wire.

Photo: Mike Corrado

Jockey Calvin Borel points at the cameras, passing the finish line.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Mine That Bird and jockey Calvin Borel

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Mine That Bird was a big upset for the 2009 Kentucky Derby.

Photo: Rick Samuels

The Bo-Rail stayed true to his name during the Derby.

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Mine That Bird approaches the Churchill Downs winner's circle.

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A garland of roses is awarded to every Kentucky Derby winner.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

The connections of team Mine That Bird in the winner's circle.

Photo: Rick Samuels

Jockey Calvin Borel celebrated with trainer Chip Woolley and owners Mark Allen and Dr. Leonard Blach.

Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

How sweet it is…

Photo: Skip Dickstein

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